Absolute Inkjet (Glenview, Illinois), a manufacturer of digital inks and media, has launched Sublim8 Inks that “enable any Epson wide-format printer to be ‘converted’ into a dye-sublimation printer.” The company said that users of standard Epson wide-format printers can now “re-purpose” their printer at a much lower cost compared to purchasing a bespoke sublimation model. Sublim8 Inks produce vivid colours, have excellent fade resistance, and can be supplied in ready-to-use cartridges or in bulk for use with refillable bulk-ink systems. To ensure a smooth printer changeover, Sublim8 cleaning products and conversion guides are supplied along with free ICC colour profiles to ensure accurate colours. Sublim8 Inks are available for most current and existing Epson wide-format models – including the OEM’s SureColor P and T Series. “We’ve been helping customers convert Epson printers to specialist inks for over 12 years now, and are experts in the process,” said Absolute Inkjet President Tony Martin. “Sublim8 products offer printer owners the opportunity to enter the lucrative sublimation market without investing in a new machine.” More information: www.absoluteinkjet.com.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.